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SmartWool Balaclava


    SmartWool Balaclava

    Extremely cold days call for the best in protection! The soft and snuggly SmartWool balaclava uses pure merino wool to keep you warm while also managing moisture. See details

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    Item # 784560

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    Extremely cold days call for the best in protection! The soft and snuggly SmartWool balaclava uses pure merino wool to keep you warm while also managing moisture.

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    Extremely cold days call for the best in protection! The soft and snuggly SmartWool balaclava uses pure merino wool to keep you warm while also managing moisture.

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    Extremely cold days call for the best in protection! The soft and snuggly SmartWool balaclava uses pure merino wool to keep you warm while also managing moisture.

    • Soft merino wool insulates, wicks away moisture and breathes—naturally!
    • Fine merino fibers are soft and flexible and, therefore, don't itch like other wool
    • 3-panel design with flatlock seams creates a comfortable, functional fit
    • Long length offers excellent coverage
    • SmartWool logo on back


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    SmartWool Balaclava Specs
    Best use
    Merino wool
    Hat style
    Moisture wicking
    Quick drying

    SmartWool Balaclava

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    SmartWool Balaclavais rated4.5out of5by8.
    Rated5out of5byfromSmartWool Balaclavabest for layering but great on its own per weather.
    Date published: 2013-11-29
    Rated5out of5byfromgood on chilly days on the MCbetter than any other balaclava I have owned
    Date published: 2013-10-23
    Rated4out of5byfromJust rightI needed a lightweight layer under my helmet and around my face and neck for those chilly fall rides. I've used and trusted the SmartWool brand for years and decided on this balaclava for its lightweight, protective warmth. So far so good.
    Date published: 2013-10-19
    Rated4out of5byfromA Little Loose But Does The JobI picked up this balaclava to replace a light weight helmet liner I had been using as protection for twenty to fifty degree days when cycling seven miles to and from work. I needed something that would be warm while also fitting under a cycling helmet. I chose SmartWool as a brand because I use their socks and the fabric feels great while doing all of the things a wool fabric is meant to do. Overall, the balaclava feels good. It slips on just fine, has plenty of lenght to cover the neck, and fits under my helmet nicely. However, the opening was loose on my face. I'd like it to be a little bit more snug and snappy when I pull it up over my nose. Also, I'm not crazy about the seam that runs down the middle of the front of the balaclava. My previous piece had this short-coming and frayed threads right where my mouth met the fabric were annoying. I'm hoping I don't run into that occurance. I ordered the balaclava through the REI site, as the local outlet was sould out. I'd reccomend trying one on before deciding if it's right for you. I still give the item four stars for warmth and weight.
    Date published: 2013-03-11
    Rated4out of5byfromWarm and ThinEasily fits under a helmet. Very good weight to warmth ratio.
    Date published: 2013-03-01
    Rated4out of5byfromNice but slightly too largeUsed for skiing in cold temperatures this season. Comfortable and warm. Fit was a big large but is thin enough to fit under my helmet.
    Date published: 2013-02-27
    Rated5out of5byfromVery Good ProductI needed something to cover my face in cold weather while commuting all the time on a bicycle. This item kept me warm and at the same time it didn't over heat my head and retain the warmth and sweat that I produce. I've used it on long rides (50 miles plus) and it was great! Another benefit of it was that it's not bulky and fits perfectly under my helmet!
    Date published: 2012-12-18
    Rated5out of5byfromSurprisingly Warm for its WeightJust over a year ago I purchased a Smartwool headband for running during cold weather. I discovered the headband worked great for my daily bicyle commute to work, but I really needed something warmer for colder days. I liked my Smartwool headband so much, I decided to try the Smartwool balaclava. This balaclava is wonderful. It is very thin which works great for cycling as it easily fits under my helmet. It is surprisingly warm considering how thin it is. One morning this week was 23 degrees, and this balaclava kept my head and ears warm, and I am not a warm-natured person. I use this balaclava for commuting when the temperature drops below the low 40s. I use my Smartwool headband for temperatures in the mid-40s to low 50s. The low 20s is the coldest I have ever ridden with this balaclava, but I believe it would be comfortable into at least the low teens.
    Date published: 2012-12-12

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